Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for a backdrop.
Race director Mary Wittenberg says a 93,000 people applied to the lottery and winners were announced today near Columbus Circle.
Mo Farah of England outsprinted Gebre Gebremariam in the final 200 meters of the NYC Half-Marathon on Sunday, edging the Ethiopian by 2 seconds in a scintillating finish along Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia has won the men’s title at the New York City Marathon in his debut at the distance. Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won the women’s title.